Reality Check: More Minnesotans Own Guns, Violent Crime Remains LowMinnesota set a record last year for the number of gun background checks the FBI conducted in the state.
Report Shows Gun Permits Nearly Doubled In 2013A report released Friday shows permits to conceal and carry handguns in Minnesota have nearly doubled in the last year. The report from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension showed that nearly 63,000 applications for handgun permits were processed, and more than 60,000 were issued.
Esme's Blog: Gun Permits Set Minnesota RecordMinnesota Sheriffs issued more than 30,000 gun permits last year -- that's 10,000 more than the year before.
Hennepin County: Gun Permits Up 54 Percent In 2012Applications for gun permits were up 54 percent from last year over the first four months of 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
Bill To Expand Gun Laws Passes House CommitteeA bill that would expand the state's law on the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense has passed a House public safety committee on a 10-7 vote.
Dayton Opposes Move To Repeal Minn. Gun PermitsGov. Mark Dayton says he doesn't want to get rid of state permits that provide "reasonable" background checks for gun buyers.